Tuesday, November 15, 2016
What is old is new again . . .
This card is made using a pumpkin die by QuicKutz that I recently bought from a stamper's craft supply sale --- happy me to add this to my pumpkin dies as this is a larger pumpkin -- it measures approx 2 3/4" across by 2" high. It also cuts out two or three layers for your pumpkin:
I paid $8 for this die -- and as you can see by the packaging photo it can be made using two of the pumpkin layers or using all three pumpkin die cut pieces you can make a larger pumpkin. Here is my card:
For my card the card stock base is Pumpkin Pie from Stampin Up. Front piece is Stampin Up Crumb Cake. For the printed card stock on the left side of the card front I used patterned card stock also from Stampin Up that I had bought at another stamper's yard sale. BEWARE tho --- if you use Stampin Up printed card stocks be sure to check on the piece of card stock before you cut it for your project. Stampin Up puts their logo on the corner of all their printed card stocks and you would not want that to be on the front of your card or project.
With the card stock base cut and scored, and the front piece cut I then cut a 1 1/2" wide piece of the printed card stock for the left front of the card. I put the printed card stock onto the Crumb Cake card front using the ATG. Then I put these onto the card stock base using the ATG. Set this aside.
For the pumpkin I cut out my die using scrap Pumpkin Pie card stock. With my three pumpkin pieces cut I used three different embossing folders to put pattern onto the pumpkin pieces -- the largest pumpkin I used a dotted folder on, the second pumpkin I used the Stampin Up Square Lattice embossing folder, and the smallest pumpkin is embossed using another embossing folder. I sponged all the edges of the pumpkin pieces using SU Pumpkin Pie ink. Used a Sizzix leaf die for the leaf and to add dimension to that I sponged the edges of that and then used the crimper on that. Sponged the stem and pumpkin top using SU Old Olive ink. Here is a better photo of the embossed pieces:
Put all the pumpkin layers together using glue dots and put the green pieces onto the pumpkin also using glue dots. For the greeting "Happy Thanksgiving" I used a stamp from Morningstar Stamps. They carry a great selection of stamps and their prices for their smaller stamps are very affordable. Some stamp online stores charge a lot for the smaller stamps. I stamped the greeting onto scrap white card stock and then punched that out using the SU Classic Label punch. Trimmed to the length I wanted and tucked it under the first layer of my pumpkin using glue dots:
Easy card to put together with my new-to-me finds... :0) As for Morningstarstamps.com if you are looking for serious stamps, whimsical stamps, religious stamps, poem stamps, etc they sell it -- with the upcoming holidays coming you may want to order their small and large Snowman face stamps. Here are a couple of projects I have used them on:
So enough we will be working on all Christmas cards, treat holders, and such. The Snowman Face stamps make all these projects easy!!! TFL